LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global esports organization, Gen.G, today announced the formation of its first CS:GO team, acquiring three players from professional esports organization, Cloud9. The new team will be led by Australian CS:GO coach Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit.
By acquiring these veteran players as the original core of the CS:GO team, Gen.G is solidifying its way into a Western roster this upcoming season. The remaining two players will be announced in the coming weeks.
"It's a game that we've been looking into for a long time now, and we couldn't pass up an opportunity to work with some of the most talented players," said Nathan Stanz, General Manager at Gen.G. "This marks our entry into one of the largest esports games in the world, and we're really proud of our roster this year."
Below are the list of players joining the Gen.G organization as the CS:GO team:
Kenneth "koosta" Suen: former ghost gaming player
Damian "daps" Steele: former player for Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming and NRG Esports
Timothy "autimatic" Ta: CS:GO Major winner
"In my mind, you can't say you're in esports without being in CS:GO," said Arnold Hur, chief operating officer at Gen.G. "We've been looking to get in with the right team for a while, and we're excited to have finally found the right opportunity to make our first move."
About Gen.G esports
Gen.G Esports is a global esports organization founded in 2017, with offices in Seoul, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Shanghai. It owns and manages championship heritage teams competing in the world's biggest esports competitions on the world's most recognizable gaming franchises — Overwatch, League of Legends, Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Clash Royale. Gen.G speaks to a generation that grew up on gaming, equally serving the needs of its players, fans and business partners to create a winning environment that positions its teams for success.
Gen.G is represented in the highly competitive Overwatch League by 'Seoul Dynasty'. 'Gen.G LoL' is a force on League of Legends front as winner of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship in Beijing. 'Gen.G HotS' burst onto the scene in 2017, winning the Heroes of the Storm Global Champions at BlizzCon 2017 and in 2018. Gen.G's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team 'Gen.G PUBG' claimed the third-person perspective title in the PUBG Global Invitational 2018. A Chinese team, 'Gen.G Clash Royale' and a US based Fortnite team were announced in 2018, stamping Gen.G's industry leadership with a presence in three major esports markets.
Current partnerships include gaming hardware manufacturer Razer, furniture brand Desker, and computer networking company NETGEAR, Samsung SSD and Sidiz.